Kolkata is known as the city of joy and the city erupted in the joy as the FIFA Tournament Director Javier Ceppi made the announcement that Kolkata will host the final of the FIFA Under 17 World Cup.
The audience applauded the announcement at the Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium where the press conference was being held as the city prepared to soak in the news.
Javier said, “I am happy to announce that Kolkata has ten matches in the world cup. Kolkata will be the host of the final in the Under-17 FIFA World Cup 2017.”
This is the first time that India is hosting a FIFA tournament and playing in a FIFA competition. He also released the official slogan “Football Takes Over“.
FIFA officials also thanks the west bengal government for their continuous support and encouragement to make this event happen in the city. FIFA is expecting huge participation from football fans in this historical FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.